UNCASVILLE, Connecticut, January 4th, 2015 — On Friday evening at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maineiac” Sylvia was scheduled to fight against one Juliano Couthino, but it was not to be. According to sources Tim Sylvia tipped the scale at a hefty 371lbs, well over 100lbs over what he weighed when he was UFC Heavyweight Champion. The Mohegan Sun commission decided that it was in Sylvia’s best interest to not compete, believing the super-athlete to be unhealthy.
The photo, originally Tweeted from MMA Journalist Ben Fowlkes, depicts Tim Sylvia in a pair of khakis and what we believe could be at least a XXL, but most likely a XXXL t-shirt and a classic Tim Sylvia backwards ball cap. It is believed that Tim Sylvia was to fight in a rash guard, but we’ve been unable to confirm it.
— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) January 3, 2015
One has to believe that UFC fighter Roy Nelson is closely following this story, considering the discovery a few months ago that he was indeed overweight. We refuse to weigh in on this Roy Nelson situation until he’s had a discussion with his primary care provider and has had a frank discussion with his family and Dana White. Until we have word from the Mohegan Sun Commission I refuse to speculate.
I’d like to thank them for potentially saving the life of Tim Sylvia, a true pioneer in the world of Overweight Martial Arts. Sylvia also claimed that he lost out on “2000 grand” in the testing leading up to this fight. Please pray for Tim Sylvia, $2 million is a lot of money to lose out on. According to Captain Kirk Jenness, Sylvia has retired, citing not that he was too fat, but that there was something else wrong. We can only hope that it is nothing too serious.
Godspeed, Tim. Godspeed.
DISCLAIMER: This MMA Journalist has driven many miles to see Tim Sylvia compete in the past and considers himself a Tim Sylvia fan.